Jordan Eagles, Blood Mirror (Illuminations), (2015-2017) Courtesy the artist
Jordan Eagles plans to fill the Andy Warhol Museum with blood to commemorate World Aids Day on 1 December. The immersive installation will consist of several projections from the artists Illuminations series, which ruminates on the politics surrounding queer blood and the prejudice LGBTQ people face because of the stigma of HIV and the FDAs discriminatory blood ban against men who have sex with men.
The project will take over a gallery inside the Pittsburgh museums current exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revelation, which examines the Pop artists relationship to Catholicism. With his work, Eagles will project magnified images of blood directly onto the walls where famous works by Warhol hang, including Raphael Madonna – $6.99 (1985) and prints from his Skulls and Cologne Cathedral series. The abstract panels used in the projections were created with blood donated by 59 gay, bisexual, and transgender men—most of whom are on PrEP, a daily medication that helps prevent HIV infection.
“With my work I want viewers to experience blood in a way that expresses our common humanity and our ability to save lives,” Eagles says. “I also want viewers to experience the energy of blood and to question more about these key policy issues and health implications at play.”
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